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Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme 2024

North Tyneside Council is seeking to fund local providers to deliver a high-quality programme of activity during the Easter, summer and Christmas holidays for children eligible for free school meals. Providers may come from the public, private or voluntary and community sector. The Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme is for children who receive benefits-related free school meals. The aim is to make free places available to children eligible for

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Cullercoats Watch House trustee SOS

The Cullercoats Watch House is a fantastically distinctive building, full of local history and they would love to see the building reach its full potential as a thriving community venue. The existing trustees have already worked hard to bring this to fruition, but they now need support from people who can bring a variety of skills and experience to the table to help them move on to the next stage in

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Celebrating the revitalisation of North Shields

We were delighted to be part of the Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) event on 2 September, which celebrated the completion of the revitalisation of North Shields that focussed on Northumberland Square and its surrounding buildings as well as Howard Street, including the historic Exchange Building. The event was ran in conjunction with the North Tyneside Together event, which took place in Northumberland Square. As well as the renovation programme the

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Linskill Riders volunteer wins national award with Cycling UK

Kim Suleman, a volunteer with local cycling group Linskill Riders, is celebrating receiving Cycling UK’s Most Inspiring Individual award for her work leading rides and supporting new members of the group. Linskill Riders is a community cycling club based at the Linskill Centre in North Shields which runs led rides as well as skills and confidence sessions, all aimed at supporting the health and wellbeing of people taking part. Kim

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Final Third Sector Trends report released

Third Sector Trends have released their fifth and final report, focussing on people, places and policy within the VCSE sector. Third Sector Trends is the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland’s ground-breaking study of the scale, dynamics and needs of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. It started in the North East and Cumbria 15 years ago and has expanded into other regions. Now, for the first time,

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Charity supporting older residents thanks to grant funding

Age UK North Tyneside is supporting older residents to get into fitness and community activities after launching a new range of weekly classes. With sessions covering everything from Pilates and balance exercises to reading and social groups, there’s something on offer for residents of all abilities. New classes are constantly being added to the schedule, with current plans for lunch clubs, dinner clubs and a refreshed book club, along with

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Tin On A Wall celebrates becoming a CIC

Tin On A Wall is approaching collection number 30 and is celebrating by becoming a Community Interest Company! Tin On A Wall is a once a month volunteer driven none-perishable food collection which started in July 2020 in North Tyneside to support food services during the pandemic. After a few months, volunteers in Newcastle also wanted to join the campaign so they expanded into Walker and North Newcastle including Gosforth,

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Healthy body, healthy mind

March 2023 Healthy body, healthy mind: charity using exercise to manage mental health conditions. A mental health charity in North Tyneside is encouraging residents to look after their mental health through exercise. Tyneside and Northumberland Mind’s 12-week programme supports people to improve their physical and mental health and to manage their conditions through gym sessions. The charity provides members with individual assessments and workout plans which can include co-ordinated sessions

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Newcastle Fibromyalgia Support Group

The Newcastle Fibromyalgia Support Group provides help, advice, friendship and, support for people in and around Newcastle who suffer from or have relatives that suffer from, Fibromyalgia, which is a chronic condition of widespread pain and profound fatigue. The group, which has been running for 16 years, hosts in-person meetings on the 3rd Monday of every month (excluding January) from 12.30pm to 2.30pm at the Oxford Centre in Longbenton. They

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Grant funding helps charity tackling loneliness and isolation

A charity in North Tyneside is helping older residents overcome loneliness and isolation by sitting down for a chat, a phone call, or even a cup of tea. MHA Communities North Tyneside offers telephone and in-person befriending, activity sessions and enablement for residents who need support, or just a friendly face to talk to. The charity strives to help over 55’s lead fulfilled, active lives, whether that’s by encouraging them

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Homeshare UK

Homeshare UK is an innovative way of tackling the social care and housing crisis, which enables people to share their lives for mutual gain. It’s a shared living way of life, tackling two key issues in society around isolation and affordable housing. Homeshare tackles two key issues in society; loneliness and a lack of safe, affordable accommodation. Homeshare is an inter-generational programme, that brings together people with spare rooms, who are looking

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Health Inequalities funding encourages residents to cook up a storm

Residents in North Tyneside have brushed up on their culinary skills by taking part in nutritionist led cooking sessions at the Linskill Centre. From healthier Christmas Biscotti to 10-minute noodles, the free cooking classes teach participants tasty but nutritional recipes that can be replicated easily at home. Each of the cooking courses are led by a qualified nutritionist and on average six participants attend the classes each week to learn

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Thinking of adopting?

Adopt North East is your local adoption agency, providing adoption services on behalf of North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland, Newcastle and Gateshead councils. Children are waiting today for their forever family. Children of all ages, needs and backgrounds, and brothers and sisters who want to live together. Whether you are working or not, own or rent your home, are single, married or in a partnership, Adopt North East would love

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Royal Quays Community to benefit from a warmer, greener, much-improved community centre thanks to Biffa Award

Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust has secured a £46,251 grant from Biffa Award for its Royal Quays Community Centre Improvement Project. Biffa Award is a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund. The improvement project was awarded funding under Biffa Awards Community Buildings theme. This fabulous

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Ground-breaking new Wallsend community hub officially open

Local leaders gathered to mark the official opening of the ‘Spirit of North Tyneside’ hub, an innovative hub designed to boost the voluntary and community sector in the borough. Located on the second floor of the Wallsend Customer First Centre, the hub has become home to charity VODA, which provides support, advice, and training to the borough’s charity sector and is open to other voluntary and community sector organisations. The

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Special community reflection areas open in North Tyneside

With help from the local community, areas of reflection and contemplation have been created by North Tyneside Council and were officially unveiled today (18 July). Special reflection spaces have been created in five areas across North Tyneside – all connected to the borough’s 30-mile waggonway network. The areas are places where people can visit to remember the loved ones that they tragically lost during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as

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Living Well North Tyneside – 7 months on! 

The past 7 months has seen the new Living Well North Tyneside platform go from strength to strength, with more providers signing up to add their services, activities and events, and more North Tyneside residents using the service to find the resources they need to help them to live well. Behind the scenes There is also a lot of work going on behind the scenes with the Living Well North

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New VCSE Hub for North Tyneside

A new innovative community hub is set to open next month in Wallsend, which will see VODA move to a new home, two years after the closure of our offices in North Shields. Thanks to significant investment from North Tyneside Council and North of Tyne Combined Authority, the new Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector hub called the ‘Spirit of North Tyneside’ will be located on the top floor

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Keeping your IT secure – Jackdaw Web Design

Keeping your IT secure – some hints and tips from Jackie Latham of Jackdaw Web Design It goes without saying that we are living in very uncertain times. The last two years, plus the terrible situation in Ukraine, have left us all feeling, at best, unsettled. None of us know how the world will change in coming months, and much of it will be out of our control.  But there

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Living Well North Tyneside magazine

The Living Well North Tyneside partnership has published a third edition of its popular health and wellbeing magazine, packed full of information and advice specifically for people living in North Tyneside. The magazine will be delivered throughout March to every home in North Tyneside. A digital version of the magazine can be downloaded as a pdf here. Healthwatch North Tyneside has led the production of the magazine on behalf of the

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